Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775
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Sarah Honig
We'll call her Naima (though she anglicizes her name). She's my daughter's pen pal. They met on a LiveJournal Web site, and soon featured on each other's "friends" lists. Naima grew up in the United States, and was brought back to Jordan by her folks a year ago. Her dad is quite wealthy, and the family resides in a posh...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Congressional Democrats planned to wrap up their 100 hours agenda with the introduction last week of an energy initiative raising royalties on federal oil and gas leases, and repealing some of the tax breaks the Bush administration and the Republican-led Congress gave the industry in 2004. Some will declare victory with passage of the energy bill. But it faces an...
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Media Clippings
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I don't really understand the persistence of the end-of-the-year tradition of Top 10 lists. I find them worthless, for the most part, especially these days, when they seem like just another extension of the ga-ga celebrity culture, and not even a half-hearted attempt at separating the wheat from the chafe. Of course, I do understand why these lists of the...
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By:
Seymour D. Reich
The year 2006 closed with a myriad of hopeful signs for the most seemingly intractable of Middle East disputes. Egyptian, Jordanian and Saudi leaders are publicly promoting a peace process. Syria is interested in entering negotiations in order to alleviate international pressure, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry and security spokesmen. The findings of the Joint Palestinian-Israeli Public Opinion Poll...
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Morton A. Klein
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas -- labeled as a "moderate" by both Washington and the media -- spoke last week to a rally of Fatah supporters in Ramallah. His message was for Palestinians to stop killing each other. But rather than merely call for communal peace, he urged them to murder Israeli Jews instead. Abbas called for Palestinians to turn...
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